April 2012

  • Cloud and mobility demand drive Citrix revenues

    Demand for cloud, mobility and desktop virtualisation products and services helped drive revenue at Citrix putting the BYOD champion in a position to talk about growth. Although profits could not ...

  • IT insolvencies rise as UK heads back into recession

    The number of IT firms hitting the wall grew last month revealing the cost to businesses of struggling to keep trading in a double-dip recession. The latest insolvency figures from Experian might ...

  • Westcon first to get Microsoft EMEA Lync-in-a-Box contract

    Microsoft has handed Westcon Convergence pan-EMEA distribution rights to its Lync-in-a-Box catalogue, the first distributor in the region to be appointed. Westcon already works with several Lync ec...

  • ZyXEL aims to boost VAR numbers with free training

    ZyXEL is counting on a new free training offer on wireless and security solutions to help it achieve ambitious channel expansion targets for the UK and Ireland. The broadband networking specialist ...

  • ICO penalising public sector harder than private firms

    Private firms are continuing to get a lighter rap on the knuckles compared to the public sector when it comes to the fines for data breaches being handed out by the Information Commissioner's Offic...

  • Business unit star performer for Virgin Media

    Virgin Media Business (VMB)has been hailed as the star performer in comms provider Virgin Media's latest quarter, with 7.1% growth in unit salesto £170.4m contributingclose to50% of the group...

  • Drop in rich license sales hit Symantec

    Weaker than expected licenses sales were highlighted as a concern by Symantec as it provided preliminary results for its fourth fiscal quarter. The software player suffered a drop in "license...

  • Carbon rising up the channel agenda

    It's looking like June will be the first opportunity companies will have to buy carbon tax credits under the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC), writes David Galton-Fenzi. Any company that uses more...

  • Apple sour on PC tablet convergence

    Tim Cook has dismissed the idea thatApple may look to converge its iPad and MacBook lines in the future,and said that while other endpoint hardware vendors may try to go down that route, it would l...

  • Virtualisation security on the rise

    One of the challenges for anyone in the security market looking for green fields business and high margins is to identify the technology that is coming down the line and likely to make a serious im...

  • Cloud business delivering stellar growth for SAP

    Some in the channel continue to believe that cloud is hype but those working at SAP can thank demand for services in that area for boosting the bottom line. The software vendor delivered first qua...

  • Barracuda urges partners to change security conversation

    Networking security firm Barracuda Networks has urged partners to change their pitches around security solution sales in order to get the most out of their customers. "The industry focuses too...

  • Security breaches costing UK firms billions

    UK firms are being targeted by cyber criminals on a regular basis with many suffering losses costing the economy billions of pounds. The latest survey of the attack landscape reveals that one in s...

  • Lenovo slots enterprise VP Marc Godin into UK GM role

    Lenovo Western Europevice president of enterprise and public sector Marc Godin is to step into the newly-created role of vice president and general manager of the PC vendor's UK and Ireland operati...

  • Ipswitch acquisition beefs up app management capabilities

    IT management software vendor Ipswitch has picked up web appspecialist iOpus Software for an undisclosed sum. The firm, which will become part of Ipswitch's Network Management Division,focuses on c...

  • comparetheware.com launches with security focus

    IT search portal comparetheware.com has officially launched using the Information Security show as the backdrop to announce the first services it will offer users looking to make informed choices a...

  • Users in the dark over web site threats

    The trusting attitude of some companies towards web applications is leaving them exposed to threats with a large number failing to meet security standards. The latest research into the state of so...

  • Column: The poaching clause that sounds like a closed shop

    So it looks as if Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Walt Disney and Pixar are going to have to face the prospect of a trial in a class action lawsuit claiming they conspired not to poach each other's st...

  • PC market shrugs off economic pressures and HDD woes

    The PC market in EMEA has shrugged off the current tough economic conditions and the ongoing HDD supply issues following last year's Thailand floods and delivered growth in the first quarter. It's...

  • ReadSoft reads out SME channel ambitions

    Back office automation softwarevendor ReadSoft is making a move on the SME market after unveiling a new online version of its product designed to be sold as a SaaS application in the cloud, capital...